We’re located on the third floor of the new Williamson Health & Wellness building, which previously operated as Williamson Memorial Hospital. When you commit to inpatient treatment at ki®RC Williamson, you get the benefit of immediate access to the various health and wellness services located in the same building, and the advantage of receiving treatment in a modern medical facility.
We have 46 beds in our Williamson, WV inpatient drug treatment center, where we accommodate men and women seeking professional treatment and support for alcohol, substance use, or co-occurring mental health disorders. Programs at our Williamson location include:
859 Alderson St, 3rd Floor
Williamson, WV 25661
(Located in the Williamson Memorial Hospital)
The experienced, expert staff at kathy ireland® Recovery Centers by Ascension Recovery Services are here to help you achieve long-term sobriety. You can take back control of your life and health – and we can show you how. When you’re ready for change, we’re ready for you.
Dr Erika Pallie has a medical career spanning 25 years. She Is board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree from WVU in Morgantown, where she completed her residency in Family Medicine. Her interest in taking a holistic approach to helping patients attain wellness led to a career shift when she started working in the addiction field. What started as job that offered a way to help with the addiction epidemic transitioned into her main focus as she progressed to being Medical Director for the Methadone Clinic in Morgantown WV, overseeing both methadone and suboxone programs. Now she is the lead physician at our Williamson, WV location.
Dr Pallie advocates for an individualized patient-centered approach to patient care and is committed to helping people achieve recovery.
Jim Patton is the Program Director of our Williamson, WV Recovery Center. He also works at Wise Path Recovery Centers in Charleston, WV. He worked for the Devereux Foundation for 13 years in the capacity of Program Director and oversaw a 150-bed inpatient facility for at-risk youth. He has also worked in management capacities for Acadia Healthcare, Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center, New Perspectives of White Deer Run of Lebanon, Lehigh Center For Recovery, Charleston Comprehensive Treatment Center, and OVP Health in South Point Ohio. On a personal note, he likes coaching his children in baseball and softball, and he is an avid hunter and fisherman.
Joey started his professional addiction career by helping to develop and launch a mindfulness-based treatment center called Jacobs Ladder, which is featured in Netflix documentary “Recovery Boys.” Joey has traveled both internationally and locally to participate in screenings and community discussions on substance use disorder and treatment. Joey helped develop the collegiate recovery at West Virginia University where he served as a graduate assistant in their program. He helped WVU Medicine develop a detox and residential treatment center called the Center for Hope and Healing, which is open and operational in Morgantown, WV. During his time at WVU, Joey spoke for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and various other organizations. Joey has work experience with nationally renowned treatment programs and serves individuals needing treatment on the front lines. Joey has been with the ki®RC–Williamson team from inception to opening.
Michelle has been with kathy ireland® Recovery Centers since March of 2023. She entered the facility as a travel nurse and fell in love with the people and atmosphere. She has recently been promoted to RN manager role. Michelle has been a nurse for 9 years and has experience in medical/surgical nursing, surgery, pediatrics and has traveled multiple places throughout West Virginia. She is married and has a blended family that includes 4 children and a dog. She loves hiking, kayaking, fishing and reading in her spare time.
“I”ve been asked if you were not a nurse what would you do? Nothing that I can think of. Nursing is what I know and love,” she shares with us.
Tonya has a 20-year history in healthcare. She currently works as a nurse practitioner at our Williamson Recovery Center, where she provides care for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders (SUD). She provides care for individuals during detox stabilization and short-term residential for a variety of SUD. Along with working in Williamson, she also works in a clinic that provides MAT for individuals dealing with opioid use disorder. She assists these individuals in deciding whether suboxone or methadone is most appropriate for their recovery along with managing the clinic’s OBOT program. She has worked in this field for the last 3 years.
Prior to these jobs, she worked as a primary care provider in an office that saw clients of all ages. Along with primary care, she also worked in their after-hours clinic providing care to individuals with acute issues. During this time, she started a side job in a medical spa doing Botox and filler for clients who wanted to feel better about themselves.
She also has a 15-year history of taking care of labor and delivery patients, nursing instructor, and an educator for a level 2 trauma center. It was during her time working labor and delivery that she became introduced to pregnant women with SUD and developed the desire to further assist in their recovery.
Amanda began working with Ascension Recovery Services in November 2022 as an LPN at our Williamson Recovery Center. She earned her LPN license through the Mingo Vocational Educational Center and has since served in the medical field. Her 23 years in the medical field has included a variety of healthcare platforms including general medicine, geriatric care, community health, detoxification and recovery centers for substance use disorders. Since her tenure at kathy ireland® Recovery Centers, Amanda’s experience and dedication has led to her promotion as LPN Lead at the site.
Outside of her work life, Amanda loves animals and enjoys outdoor activities such as motorcycling and four-wheeling in the mountains of southern WV. She resides locally with her husband and two children namd Devin and Kayelea.
Bradley is a doctorial level clinician with undergraduate degrees in music, psychology, and medical assistant studies along with graduate degrees in Psychology and advanced doctoral studies in Marriage and family therapy and counseling. He enjoys the use of experiential therapy incorporating art and music therapy into the clinical setting, Bradley is a certified CBT practitioner and a trauma informed care provider by UT Health San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry. Bradley has more than 7 years of experience in behavioral health providing services such as individual therapy, group therapy, couples counseling, and case management, and mental health evaluations. Bradley is currently a Doctoral candidate at the end of his dissertation phase at Liberty University in Lynchburg VA. In his free time, he enjoys playing the flute and piccolo in local community bands and orchestras. Along with spending time with his husband, teenage son and their dog and cat.
Richard (Rick) Burchfield began his sobriety journey in 1994 after 16 years of alcoholism. After 8 years of sobriety, he decided to go back to school and received his bachelor’s in business administration in 2003 and furthered his education by receiving his master’s degree in education while receiving his Professional Counseling Degree from Lindsey Wilson College in 2009. While in school, he worked in residential treatment until I graduated where he found his passion. He has counseled in outpatient and residential treatment settings for more than 16 years. He provides lived experiences and education to the detoxification and residential units. He also shares his experiences, strengths, and hope with the newcomer, so they know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that they can recover if they choose to. “Sobriety is a lifelong journey of true happiness for me and saving lives one day at a time makes this the greatest job on earth.,” he shares with us.
There are certain bridges in life that when you cross, you know your life is changed forever. My voice is one of many that continues to echo throughout the recovery community. I had dug myself in a hole so deep that I couldn’t vision myself climbing out of. While attending undergrad at West Virginia University, I began developing an opioid addiction that at the time, didn’t realize I would eventually become powerless to. As I packed my bags for pharmacy school in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl, the first thing I put in my luggage was my addiction. We tell ourselves that we can quit any time we want. We cheat, steal, and deceive our loved ones at all costs to get that fix. By the time I was in my fifth semester of graduate school, the gravity of my addiction altered a long-term goal that I had been working towards for the past six and a half years. At the age of 26, I moved back in with my parents penniless, unemployed, uninspired, and broken. I couldn’t believe how far I had fallen. Several months prior I was living in a condo on the beach with only a year and half away from getting my Doctorate of Pharmacy. I had this giant monkey on my back that I believed I could manage on my own. My addiction continued to get worse and worse over the next several years and it was only until I entertained the idea of entering treatment was my life changed forever. I was admitted into a 28-day treatment program where I realized, I needed to transition into long-term care afterwards. Today, I am four and a half years clean. I own my own home, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, I am state certified as Peer Recovery Support Specialist, and have been working in residential treatment facilities for the past two and half years. When I hear the phrase “Hell on Earth”, what comes to mind is what people endure in active addiction. People often ask me what I do for work and I tell them staying sober is my job, working for kathy ireland® Recovery Center is my hobby. We do recover!
Michael shares his recovery story with us: “I started using when I was 18 because of my mother passing away,” he tells us. “She passed on Halloween Oct. 31, 2000, and we buried her 4 days later, on my birthday, and that was the first time I had taken medication. For the next 13 years I struggled with the disease of addiction. I eventually landed in drug court, where I was finally able to get clean.” Michael then worked as assistant manager at a local Hardware store until 2018 and parted ways with the business to go back to school to get a criminal justice degree. Now, he works at our Williamson Recovery Center, at the very place where everything begun for him, the hospital, Williamson Memorial Hospital, where his mother passed away. “This is my calling in life, and I couldn’t be happier to help others with this disease,” he shares.
Brittany is our Behavioral Health Technician & Medical Assistant Lead.